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MS Am 1869.1

Ward, Samuel, 1786-1839. Samuel Ward family papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1869.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ward, Samuel, 1786-1839.
Title: Samuel Ward family papers,
Date(s): 1796-1857.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions of New York City banker Samuel Ward and his family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*73M-15. Gift of Mr. Robert L. Gale, Department of English University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260; received: 1973 October 2.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Samuel Ward Family Papers (MS Am 1869.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Julia Rush Cutler Ward (1796-1824), of Boston, an author of occasional poems, married Samuel Ward (1786-1839), a New York City banker and philanthropist, in 1812. They were the parents of seven children including Julia Ward Howe.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of correspondence among family members namely correspondence between Samuel Ward and Julia Rush Cutler Ward. Also contains poems by family members, including poems written by Samuel for Julia; prayers, religious journals, notes, and verse by Julia; a journal by Samuel; a few receipts; a will; and miscellaneous manuscripts.

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